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Wedding

Yoni and Kalley

Setting just outside Jerusalem

Summer… youthful energy and optimism

Call from 83 year old Sydney

Assisted by Yad Sarah to record life story.

Family photos, certificates, paintings … part of project

evidence …elements of  his journey.

My part …to photograph and scan them.

Leave with payment for the job

My real reward… gift of novel authored by Sydney

and  permission to photograph his portrait.

Sydney

We have the same English name…. please don’t reveal that to anyone!

Sydney… from the French… Saint Denis,a Christian saint

Haven’t used Sydney since 1976 on immigrating to Israel…

Aliyah…my Jewish calling

to identify with my Hebrew name…

Shlomo…Aryeh Shlomo ben Yaakov V’Miriam.

Need Your Vote

Vaclav Cigler , a Czeck artist, is displayed at the Litvak Gallery (in Tel Aviv) and is also the subject of a photo contest.

Here are my photos. 10 in all…summarizing 2 visits to the gallery

The 10-11 hours spent there, really enabled me to experience Cigler’s amazing work.

Most of my photographs are of a single piece… ‘ Jacob’s Ladder ‘.

The pictures are therefore named Jacob’s Ladder #1,#2 etc

To get more of a painterly effect, I used my Canon 5D mark2 camera
with the Canon 100mm L macro lens.Such a lens has a limited range of focus and depth of field, in close-up mode

The photos are an attempt to show a personal vision.

Above is ‘ Jacob’s Ladder #8’. The actual work ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ is visible on the right, at the back.

The picture above has a hint (bottom right) of another of Cigler’s works.

In Hebrew it’s called, ‘ יחסים 1 ‘ . In English I guess the equivalent is, ‘ Relationship 1’

The last picture,on the right, focusses on Cigler’s , ‘Descending entrance gate’. In Hebrew ‘ שער כניסה יורד

Despite that, I have named it, ‘Jacob’s Ladder #10″

To qualify for the competition, I need support of whoever views these pictures.

Access the gallery competition site  http://hf.litvakgallery.co.il/ , sign up, look me up (user name שלמה טייץ)  and vote.

Challenging …to be done in Hebrew

First prize is 25000NIS.

This is a last moment effort. Deadline 8.30pm 30/10/10.

Thanks ever so much, Shlomo

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Portraits. First week

A candle is lit

Wine cup filled

Havdala … a separation made between holy and profane

Shabbath has ended and the new week begun

Shavua tov… a good week ahead

For my portrait project it has been a good week.


Tefillin scare

The U.S. 21/01/10… because of tefillin, airline flight diverted…. see story  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34973665/ns/travel-news/

See my entry… Putting on Tefillin for first time.

Portrait-a-day

Quest…to reinject  fun, vitality and freshness…..

 Photography can become work, another of life’s chores.

Niel van de Kerk in his photo-blog, http://www.planetneil.com/tangents/, describes an “Image-a-day project’.

 Last night I saw the blog of a lady photographer…oops name forgotten. She takes one self-portrait a day.

Answer.  Synthesis….portrait-a-day  project.

Went to synagogue for morning prayers armed with camera. These 3 pictures are the result.

My hope …to be able to persist! 

I live in Jerusalem. If your and my paths can meet I would be happy to take your portrait.